IYCN Establishing

At the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston a group of young chemists sat around a table with easels and permanent markers in hopes that they would become permanent ideas. Many of these participants were inspired by their own international experiences, including many during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry at the International Conference for Young Chemists. As the stars would have it, something aligned in Boston among the Younger Chemists Crossing Borders (YCCB) Program, between the Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society and the European Younger Chemists Network of European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), and the German Exchange Program, hosted by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and JungChemikerForum of the German Chemical Society. This allowed chemists from 15 countries to formulate an idea that would from thereon be known as the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN).

Picture of the IYCN establishment.

IYCN gathering

IYCN gathering

IYCN gathering

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Join the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) to connect with a global community of early-career chemists. As a non-profit organization, the IYCN provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and volunteer work. Access like-minded peers, global projects, and experienced mentors in the chemical sciences. Join the IYCN today and help build a global network of early-career chemists towards a sustainable future.